Research strengthens China-Australia ties

28 May 2012


Geoscience Australia researcher Rick Causebrook presents at the final technical symposium of the China Australia Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Project. © Geoscience Australia.

Geoscience Australia researcher
Rick Causebrook presents at the
final technical symposium of the
China Australia Geological Storage
of Carbon Dioxide Project.
© Geoscience Australia.


The first phase of the China Australia Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Project (CAGS) concluded in April 2012 with a final technical symposium held in Beijing. Chinese and Australian researchers and policy makers met to review the project's achievements to further the development and deployment of carbon capture and storage technology in China and Australia.

The CAGS Project focussed on capacity building between the two countries in the area of geological storage of CO2 research, and involved over 250 Chinese and Australian researchers, students, policy makers and professionals from academia, government and industry.

The project delivered a series of collaborative research projects, technical workshops, short courses for early career researchers, a visiting scholar program, support for Chinese researchers to build their knowledge and skills by attending conferences and a website to distribute materials developed as part of the program.

The joint collaborative project, undertaken between 2009 and 2012, and led by Geoscience Australia and the Administrative Centre for China's Agenda 21 within the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, was implemented under the Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate (APP). Planning is currently underway for a second, two-year phase of the capacity building project. It will be supported by the Australian Government through the bilateral Australia-China Joint Coordination Group on Clean Coal Technology.

Topic contact: media@ga.gov.au Last updated: October 4, 2013